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Old Fashion Homemade Fudge Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Beth Ann Brown,Fort Bliss Texas
Added: Sunday, September 21, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 c. sugar
1 c. peanut butter -- smooth or crunchy
1 can evaporated milk (12oz can)
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp vanilla
3 T. butter
1 c pecans, walnuts or peanuts(your choice) -- chopped

Directions:
Directions:
Combine the sugar peanut butter and evaporated milk in a Dutch oven or other heavy pot. Place candy thermometer in pan. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly. This candy tends to burn very easily until the temp gets near 200 degrees. Continue to cook slowly until the temp reaches the softball stage, which is 240 degrees. It should take about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat and add the vanilla, butter, and the pecans. Beat by hand to slowly cool the mixture down. It should have a very shinny appearance at first. As you beat it and it cools down the candy will start to lose the gloss. It will begin to thicken as well. At this point pour the mixture into a shallow dish (8" X 8") that has been lined on the bottom with baking parchment paper or waxed paper. I also spray the sides of the dish with a cooking spray to prevent sticking. When the candy is completely cooled invert pan on a cutting board and remove pan and peel off the paper. Cut into desired sized squares. Any excess can be stored in the freezer to keep it fresh.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Depends on serving size
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
50 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I loved this when I was a little girl !

 

 

 

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